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Help Yourself Campaign @ UCM Library

This initiative strives to connect UCM students with library resources on topics that may be difficult and stressful for individuals to learn about or discuss openly due to contextual factors in their lives.

Relationships and domestic violence

Locate books with these subjects and call numbers James C. Kirkpatrick Library in the 3rd Floor Stacks or in our Online Resources.

Relationship Violence

  • HV 6626

Sexual Assault

  • HV 6558 – HV 6569

Family and Marriage

  • HQ 5031064

Romantic Relationships

  • HQ 801

Care to Act

Care to Act

As part of the UCM Office of Health Promotion, the Care To Act approach supports each campus community member in making a positive difference on our campus in these four areas:

  • Interpersonal violence
  • Substance misuse
  • Bias and discrimination
  • Mental well-being/suicidality

These concerns affect the well-being and safety of everyone.

How does the Care to Act program work?

Care To Act includes these primary components:

  1. Overview for students: the online engage program logo overview course
  2. Conversations that build communityfacilitated, in-person group conversations that focus on how to be engaged and caring community members
  3. Network creation and expansion: purposeful connection with existing campus programs and services that support and promote a community of care

For more information, contact Tori Wilson, Care To Act Coordinator, at  

Sexual Misconduct Support and Resources

UCM provides support for members of the University community who have experienced sexual misconduct while also providing an equitable resolution process. A formal complaint does not need to be filed in order to seek assistance or supportive measures.

Sexual Misconduct Reporting Options

The University treats all disclosures and reports of sexual misconduct with great care and discretion while also balancing the duty to provide fairness and safety to our community.  If you or someone you know has experienced sexual misconduct, we can help.  UCM provides different options for reporting, both confidential and non-confidential (Link)

Some just want to share their experience with someone and stop there.  Some want to make a formal complaint and want the University to resolve the matter.  Others are not sure and wish to talk to someone confidentially.  Whatever the choice, UCM encourages those who have experienced sexual misconduct to talk to someone about their experience so assistance and support can be provided, and the University can respond appropriately.

If you have experienced sexual violence or another form of sexual misconduct and need immediate assistance, please contact law enforcement in your area to seek immediate medical assistance or to file a report. 

For campus emergencies, please call 911, or for assistance on campus from UCM Public Safety, please call 660-543-4123. 

Our intent is to provide a range of options so those who have experienced sexual misconduct can make informed decisions about who can best provide assistance for their needs.

If you are or think you are the victim of a crime, please visit this Link for more information.

Off Campus Assistance

Public Safety

R.A.D. Programs - Basic Physical Defense

Rape Aggression Defense System (R.A.D.), and Resisting Aggression with Defense (R.A.D.) are programs of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for men and women. The programs are taught by officers from UCM’s Department of Public Safety and are offered at no cost to UCM students, employees, and dependents.

Programs are 12 hours in length. To enroll in a course please contact Officer Angela Garrett by e-mail,  or phone (660) 543-4123.

UCM Public Safety

Preventing Assault

UCM is serious about preventing assault, rape and sexual assault and harassment. Freshmen are required to take an online sexual violence program that addresses such issues. UCM also teaches self-defense tactics and techniques through the Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) System course.  Learn more.

Receive Text Alerts

With TextCaster®, you can receive emergency and weather alerts and other important UCM information via text message.  Sign up now. 


Each night the Student Assistant Foot patrol and Escort (SAFE) Team patrols the UCM campus on foot to help deter crime. Members of the SAFE team are part-time, uniformed, student employees. You can request a SAFE Team escort on campus by calling (660) 543-4123.

The SAFE Team is available from 7 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., seven days a week, when UCM is in session during the regular academic year. Extended hours are available on weekends.  Learn more.

Reporting a Crime

On Campus:

Call one of the following to report a crime or an emergency on campus:

  • For Emergencies Dial 911
  • Public Safety:  (660) 543-4123

Reporting a Crime or Emergency Off-Campus:

To Report a crime or an emergency off campus, contact:

  • For Emergencies Dial 911
  • Warrensburg Police Department:  (660)747-9134
  • Johnson County Sheriff's Department:  (660) 747-5511
  • UCM - Lee's Summit:  (816) 969-1700
  • UCM - Lee's Summit:  Non-emergency or after-hours call (816) 969-7390

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